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timlab
1-Mar-2019, 14:45
Hi,

I recently purchased a Fotodiox folding monocular viewfinder for my Wista 45VX. As it turns out, the camera is actually not a VX. It is a 45N model, which has different hinges on the back and won't fit the viewfinder I purchased. To make matters worse, the manufacturer doesn't support the 45N model (only the VS, RF, and SP). So, I'm wonderingódoes anyone know of a viewfinder that specifically fits this model, or is there a way to swap the Graflok back for one that will accept the viewfinder I already have? I don't like shooting with a dark cloth, so I'm hoping there's a solution.


Thanks

rdeloe
1-Mar-2019, 16:50
In the long run, would it make the most sense to put your 45 N up for sale and buy a VX?

Oren Grad
1-Mar-2019, 16:57
I've edited the title for clarity, as I think many will interpret "Wista viewfinder" as an optical finder that you slip into the accessory shoe.

B.S.Kumar
1-Mar-2019, 18:15
Please show some photos of:
a. the camera's front standard
b. the back and top
c. the back with the hood flipped down

I can help you determine what exactly you might need.

Kumar

timlab
4-Mar-2019, 20:07
Hi,

Here a few shots of the camera. You can see how the pins on the viewer aren't long enough to snap into place....

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B.S.Kumar
4-Mar-2019, 20:09
Your images aren't showing up.

timlab
7-Mar-2019, 19:20
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Do these work?

timlab
7-Mar-2019, 19:20
Here's another of the back...

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B.S.Kumar
7-Mar-2019, 19:26
The viewer you have is for the later model backs. For example, it will fit the VX. The one I listed here will work:
https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?150970-FS-Wista-Folding-Reflex-Viewer

Kumar